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 LWML CONVENTION 2006 PROPOSED GRANTS

Listed in order received (Vote for Eight - 8)

___1. Transportation Van, San Diego, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 
Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry needs a new (or like-new) van to bring physical and spiritual help to people south of the border and provide opportunities for Christians in the U.S. to participate.

___2. Healthy Kids Start Here, Tehachapi, CA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 
To upgrade the kitchen appliances at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Preschool and Child Care Center to California State code, and to provide meals for the Preschool and the community residents.

___3. Open New Outreach Centers, Train Directors in the 
Pacific Southwest District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000
 
To assist with expenses involved with the opening of two new outreach centers for the Lutheran Blind Mission in the Pacific Southwest District, and to provide training for the new directors.

___4. Promise Lutheran Preschool Outreach Program, 
Murrieta, CA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000
 
To help publicize and put on an outreach event with entertainment and food to introduce our community to the new preschool, share Jesus Christ with them and open registration.

___5. An Hour’s Peace, Winchester, CA …………………………… $10,000 
To rent space, purchase administration, play equipment and advertising to enable Peace Lutheran Church to offer short term, hourly Christian childcare and support of young families in a public venue.

___6. St. Mark Lutheran Preschool Playground, Oceanside, CA … $10,000 
To help refurbish the existing playground with developmentally appropriate equipment to provide the students with opportunities to learn about God’s world through play and exploration.

___7. Sharing the Gospel with 20,000 Youth and Parents, 
Chula Vista, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000
 
To assist with the printing of 20,000 copies of booklets with a Christian message, distribution of 2,000 Bibles and 3,000 Evangelism-sharing key rings, to help Lutheran Hour Ministries in Tijuana, Mexico (Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones) reach youth and their families with the Gospel message.

___8. Theological Training Support for Hispanic Servant-Leaders
 at the Border, PSD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000
 
To help train 200 Hispanic workers along the Mexican border of California and Arizona with Hispanic Institute of Theology study materials, record keeping, administrative costs, and workshop costs, to reach 500,000 people in a ten-year period.

___9. Peace Hispanic Mission Pico Rivera, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,900 
To support a growing Hispanic ministry with Hispanic and District Conferences, distribution of fliers, Vacation Bible School, Bibles and books, and Youth and Adult Laity training.

___10. Health & Healing Ministry, Los Angeles, CA ………….  $10,000 
To support the new Health & Healing Ministry of the Los Angeles Nehemiah Project with Health & Wellness Fairs, Health Clinics, Christian Counseling Services, and operation of Resource Centers.

___11. Gospel Outreach, Oceanside, CA ……………………… $10,000 
To allow Extra Mile Ministries to publish training manuals and provide free training to members of our district in crisis response to people facing a crisis, trauma or disaster.

___12. St. John Lutheran Child Care Center Mini-Van, 
Colton, CA   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000 
To help purchase a new or good under-warranty used van for transportation of children to and from kindergarten and elementary school, thus reaching into the community with the Gospel.

___13. Immanuel First Vietnamese Mission, West Covina, CA  . . $6636 
To purchase a computer and printer, translation software and hardware, commentaries for the pastor to use in translation work, and clerical assistance for distribution of translated material, enabling the church to reach out to the Vietnamese community with the Gospel in their own language.

___14. Families of Hope, Huntington Beach, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 
To help with the Families of Hope outreach initiative, which includes Family Vacation Bible School, Concert on the Lawn, Children’s Holiday Crafts Party (all 2006), and Mothers’ Day Concert 2007.

___15. Christ Lutheran Vail Mission Outreach to Children and Youth, 
Tucson, AZ  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 9,878
 
To supplement a grant provided by Fountain of Life to build a children and youth program at Christ Lutheran Vail, a mission of Fountain of Life, providing for rental of two classrooms at a high school and for curriculum, supplies and servant events for youth and children.

___16. Interim Pastor Scholarships, Granada Hills, CA ……… $ 1,000 
To assist with the ongoing educational and professional growth of interim pastors through scholarships for the annual Seminar/Retreat, national conferences and other training.

___17. Neighborhood Outreach, Long Beach, CA …………….  $ 8,000 
To support a one-week Good Neighbor renovation/restoration project by volunteers from local churches and other Lutheran churches, conduct a neighborhood basketball outreach program with Christian coaching, and provide Bible studies and devotions for all volunteers and workers

___18. Ethiopian Mission Ablaze, Las Vegas, NV . . . . . . . . . . .  $10,000 
To train Ethiopian pastors at the Ethiopian Lutheran Seminary, assist with church planting, and assist those orphaned by HIV/AIDS and tribal wars with education.

___19. New Roof for Good Shepherd Early Childhood Center, 
Yucca Valley, CA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000
 
To help replace a 10-year old leaking roof so that the preschool can continue to bring Christ to the school children and their families.